One of the best fund raising events (especially for folks who love to do home and garden tours) in Boise. A self-guided walking tour featuring homes in the Kootenai Street Historic Neighborhood. Each paid participant received a booklet with neighborhood and individual home histories. Participants...

Check out this awesome blog and Linda's cool project: The SNOW Project And, here's a great video from KTVB: Right up their alley ...

I coulda/shoulda/woulda been a scientist if I hadn't been terrified of algebra/calculus/chemistry. Instead, I can turn to Linda Chalker Scott's books. And I do. Regularly. How Plants Work[caption id="attachment_12455" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Linda Chalker Scott's latest awesome book. [/caption] Order your copy here: @ Amazon.com or here, @TimberPress.com ...

[caption id="attachment_12435" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Mimulus lewisii[/caption] And right on schedule, as it was first reported by Lewis and Clark on August 12, 1805. From the Forest Service website, a little background and a link: http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/plant-of-the-week/mimulus_lewisii.shtml Based on their journals, the explorers encountered Mimulus lewisii “on the head...

[caption id="attachment_12430" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Lewis's Monkeyflower[/caption] This beauty was first reported by the Corps of Discovery on August 12, 1805, at Lemhi Pass, Montana....

[caption id="attachment_12419" align="aligncenter" width="400"] The eye catching but totally toxic acteae rubra, or Red baneberry. [/caption] While birds can eat the berries with no problem, these berries are highly toxic to people, often causing cardiac arrest. ...